Deadline: 31 January 2018
Open to: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements described here
Grant: Grants cover living costs and tuition fees for applicants from EU member states. Special grants are also provided to candidates from non-EU member states
European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to offer 150 Fully Funded PhD scholarships for international students for the academic year 2018-2019. These scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for a doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level.
To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:
Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
Belgium: Master degree
Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country
Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority.
Test Requirement: GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.
English Language Requirement: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. Applicants who submit a certificate with a test score below the threshold indicated hereunder may be conditionally admitted but will have to take English language courses during their first year. Sufficient progress in English language skills will be a criterion for admission to the second year. The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI:
TOEFL (IBT) – EUI code 9408: From 110
Cambridge Proficiency: A/B/C
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): A/B
Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.
Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form. There are two distinct phases in the application process
Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2018 (24:00 – CET).
Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2018
Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
A one or two page CV
The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
International English language certificate (See above).
GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.